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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Latin America Is a Cautionary Tale about Socialist Experiments

Socialism shows that words are very powerful weapons, as propaganda has so effectively controlled people’s beliefs. (Wikipedia) EspañolSocialism of the 21st Century shows that the movement has more or less gone unchanged over time — regardless of when or where it was implemented — and has also failed throughout history with always a different excuse:

The Jury Is In: Latin America’s 21st Century Socialism Has Failed

Argentina’s Kirchner and Rousseff are out of power, Maduro is about to leave, and Morales failed to achieve indefinite reelection. (Ideas de Babel) EspañolAt the beginning of the century, it was conceivable to think of Latin America as being in a socioeconomic and cultural movement completely dictating the political destiny of South America. The

Trump and the Next Wave to Chile

If I were still an American, I would not be a Republican (unless Ron Paul is running!) or a Democrat. I am a libertarian. I favor free trade, not concocted regulated trade manipulated by USA war mongering or special interests that is labeled as “free trade.” I am not in … Read More

The Latin American Left Faces Its Worst Moment

The impeachment trial against Dilma Rousseff is the most recent example of the crisis that leftist Latin American leaders are facing. (Teledoce) EspañolThe impeachment trial of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was announced Thursday, May 12 by the Brazilian Senate, making the country yet another example of a Latin American democracy grappling with an ugly

Killing in Self-Defense in Chile

In Chile, it is legal to own handguns, shotguns, rifles and .22 caliber “assault” weapons. The guns have to be registered, and the owner must pass a gun and regulatory knowledge test plus a psychological examination. Many people in the upper classes own guns legally. Newcomers can do the same, … Read More